Postville Pirates Homecoming week is full of festivities for students and staff

This year’s Postville Pirates Homecoming Court includes, from left to right, beginning in the front row: Claire Martins, Nora Malcom, Audrey Ruff and Aura Hernandez Farinas. Left to right, in the second row are Owen Bentley, Koby Bohr, Will Linderbaum and Kole Heins. (Photo by Zach Jensen)
Zach Jensen
Staff Writer

POSTVILLE — The Postville Community School District’s 2023 Homecoming festivities are already in full-swing, and it’s sure to be a week for all Pirates fans to remember.

Homecoming week kicked off Sept. 17 with “powder-puff” volleyball and football games in which male high-schoolers played volleyball, and girls played football. On Monday, Sept. 18, students were encouraged to dress as their favorite movie character for “Movie Mayhem Monday”, and advisors held a relay race. Homecoming activities continued Tuesday with “Totally Barbie and Ken Tuesday” for which students were encouraged to dress as their favorite versions of the Barbie and Ken dolls, and a game show was held as an advisor activity. 

Today, Sept. 20, is “Wild Hawaiian Wednesday”, when students will dress like they’re on vacation in Hawaii, and the next day is “Fix it Up Thursday”, for which students are encouraged to don their best construction gear. For that day’s advisor activity, Postville Schools staff will take on the senior class in a volleyball game.

“The staff has won the last five years,” said Homecoming Coordinator Betsy Shae,“so we’re very proud of that.”

The district’s 2023 Homecoming Court includes Claire Martins, Nora Malcom, Audrey Ruff, Aura Hernandez Farinas, Owen Bentley, Koby Bohr, Will Linderbaum and Kole Heins. Coronation of the King and Queen will take place between the varsity and junior varsity volleyball game, which begins at 5 p.m., Sept. 21. The Homecoming Tailgate Supper will also take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. that evening.

Students are encouraged to show their home-team pride by dressing in their best pirate colors during Pirate Spirit Day on Friday. The Homecoming Parade will begin at 2 p.m. and will follow the same route as 2022; taking Reynolds to Williams, over to Boody and back to the school. A pep rally will follow the parade at the football field.

Then, under the Friday night lights, during the competition between Postville and Bellevue, the crowned King and Queen will be presented to the home-team crowd, and the semi-formal Homecoming Dance will top off the week, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, at the High School gymnasium. 


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